Ashley Ortega was a big winner at the Skate Philippines Summer Championships 2018 last May 29.
The Kapuso star won gold medals in all three categories—Interpretative, Artistic, and Spotlight—plus a special award, Most Artistic.
Before becoming a Kapuso in 2012, Ashley was an ice skater and a member of the national team.
In her interview with 24 Oras's Aubrey Carampel, she said, "I started skating at the age of four, and then I stopped when I was 11.
"I was part of the Philippine team before, I used to compete abroad representing our country.
"And then I stopped because I started doing showbiz."
Here's her routine for the Artistic category:
The 19-year-old beauty was happy to be back on the ice.
"It feels great," she said.
"I feel pressured, siyempre andun pa rin yung kaba. I'm nervous. Kasi I feel like hindi ko na magagawa ulit yung mga jumps and spins ko before, but I'm taking it slowly but surely."
Here's her routine for the Spotlight category:
On Instagram, she put out this gratitude post.
"Blessed. Thank you to everyone who greeted me and to those who supported me. For my wonderful costume, @daniebarondesigns thank youuu and for my @artistcenter fam who supported me."
Spotted cheering for her at the venue, Mall of Asia's Skating Rink, was Andre Paras.